Bulls commitment Shaw in Tampa tonight
Quick update on two high school running backs who have committed to USF for 2010 -- first, DeSoto County's Marcus Shaw, the Bulls' latest commitment and a prolific runner, will be in Tampa tonight for a playoff game against Robinson.
As he mentioned on Thursday's chat, Shaw has put up scary numbers this season -- 2,361 yards and 27 touchdowns, averaging 11 yards per carry. This Naples News story has more about Shaw's ridiculous 344-yard game on eight carries against Estero last month -- touchdowns of 72, 44, 80, 40 and 68 yards. The newspaper points out that Shaw didn't play in the second half, and if he had, he could have challenged the state's single-game rushing record of 501 yards.
USF's other running back commitment, Lake City Columbia's Tiger Powell, is also in the state playofs tonight, at home against Tallahassee Leon. Powell's running backs coach, former USF back Quinton Callum, said Powell remains committed to USF, despite continued efforts from schools like Tennessee and Clemson.
Callum mentioned another wrinkle -- USF made a scholarship offer Tuesday to Columbia receiver Jamaal Montague, a 6-foot-1, 190 pound senior who has 15 touchdown receptions. USF is ahead of most major schools in offering Montague, who also has offers from schools like Middle Tennessee State and Florida International. Just another name to remember as recruiting cranks up after the season ...